The Large Flowered Butterworth

Pictured yesterday at Kippagh is a Large Flowered Butterworth, currently in bloom in the hills around Millstreet. It is a native of the upland acid bogs of Cork and Kerry. While it has beautiful flowers, the leaves below are carnivorous!!  Insects walk or fly onto the leaves, which roll at their edges to prevent escape – an unlikely occurrence – since butterworts possess the strongest natural glues known.  These leaves exude enzymes which digest certain parts of the insect’s body, the plant absorbing essential nourishment. After digestion the dry insect husk blows away. Butterworts overwinter as rootless resting buds. (You can see the insects on the leaves above 💀) [1 [read more …] “The Large Flowered Butterworth”

Alan Curating the Irish Farmers Twitter Page this week

This week, dairy farmer Alan Burton from Minehill is curating the Irish Farmers twitter page (@IrelandsFarmers from Feb 25th to March 3rd), where a different farmer curates every week. He is adding lots with lots of photos, videos, and stories of daily life on a dairy farm. Check it out!

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Christmas Turkeys

Hi all, it’s that time of year again and we must all turn our minds to the festive season. The festive season of course wouldn’t be the same without a delicious turkey for the dinner table on Christmas day! I rear traditional bronze turkeys in the Millstreet area. 100% Irish, oven ready for the big day you can have the option to also have them boned and rolled to make your day that bit easier! For more information or to place an order please contact me Sean on 085 7847879. I’d be delighted to hear from you!

Coffee Morning in Kilcorney

Coffee Morning in Kilcorney Social Centre on Sunday, 11 November,
straight after mass.  Raising much needed funds for DAWG Cork, a rescue
that takes abandoned and injured dogs into their care, fosters and
rehomes them.  I am a volunteer with DAWG and would like to help in this
small way to make a difference.  Would be great to see you there and
enjoy coffee, cake and a chat! Christine Eichbaum, Donoure, Kilcorney

2018 National Dairy Show

          36th National Dairy Show

 to take place
in the Green Glens Arena, Millstreet
on Saturday 20th October
Pictured at the launch of the National Dairy Show being held in Millstreet on Saturday 20th 2018 are Seamus Crowley, Sponsorship Co-Ordinator, John Kirby, Show Director, Minister Michael Creed, Jane O Mahony, Committee Member and Denis Kiely, Committee Member with Isaac & Pippa O’Mahony.

Minister for Agriculture, Food & Marine, Michael Creed, T.D., was on hand recently to launch the 36th National Dairy Show which takes place on Saturday October 20th in the Green Glens Arena, Millstreet.

The Show was first held back in 1982 and since then has steadily grown into Ireland’s premier indoor agricultural event. The word indoor was of huge significance to the Show when in 2017 storm Ophelia failed to upstage the holding of the annual event, and recent events at the National Ploughing Championships, when Storm Ali caused a major disruption, certainly brought home to us the true value and comfort of the Green Glens complex where the Show has been domiciled since its inception.

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Former Ireland rugby International Mike Ross will opentheNational Dairy Show 2017

National Dairy Show

Saturday 21st October 2017

Green Glens Arena – Millstreet – Co. Cork

Former Ireland Rugby International to open 35th National Dairy Show

With the 35th National Dairy Show just around the corner we all eagerly await Ireland’s largest indoor agricultural show which takes place in Millstreet annually in October.

This year former Ireland rugby international Mike Ross will perform the honours when he officially opens the Show which promises something for everyone in the farming community. Mike, the son of Frank and Patti Ross, is a graduate of dairy farming having grown up on the home farm near Ballyhooly in North Cork where he still inspects the progress of the Convamore Herd when he gets a chance on his visits home. Mike’s early rugby career started with Fermoy underage, the club that his father Frank played with distinction for many years. From there he progressed through the UCC ranks before joining Cork Con and then onto a professional contract in England with Harlequins until 2009 when he returned to Leinster where he played for 7 very successful seasons. After 61 Irish caps and two Six Nation Championships Mike retried from professional rugby in 2017, where he has certainly earned the title as one of the greatest scrummagers that Ireland has ever produced. Mike has also generously signed one of the new Irish jerseys, which only officially go on sale at the end of this year and together with a signed ruby ball and a hamper of goods, all will be up for grabs as door prizes on the day of the Show.

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National Dairy Show 2017

National Dairy Show

Saturday 21st October 2017

Green Glens Arena – Millstreet – Co. Cork

Today Show Chef David Rice to Host Cookery Demonstrations at the National Dairy Show

TV Chef, David Rice will host a cooking demonstrations focusing on recipes that promote the best of Irish beef and dairy at this year’s National Dairy Show taking place on Saturday 21st October in the Green Glens Arena, Millstreet.

With several accolades to his name including “Best Chef”, David is a welcome addition to this annual event and we are delighted that David has come on board to share his culinary expertise. With over 15 years of experience working in a variety of prestigious kitchens including Roly’s Bistro in Ballsbridge, Gordon Ramsay’s Claridges, River Café and Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen in Cornwall, David is now the Executive Chef at Ballinacurra House Kinsale and co-founder of the Kinsale Gourmet Academy. Before joining Ballinacurra House in 2013, David spent 2 years working as head tutor at Dublin’s premier cookery school, Cooks Academy and prior to this worked as a senior chef at Dublin’s Michelin star restaurant.

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AGRI CONTRACTOR

AGRI CONTRACTOR

  • Mowing.                                   
  • Tedding.
  • Raking.
  • Baling.
  • Drawing and stacking.

  • Re- seeding for stitching into permanent grass or sprayed off ground.
  • Spraying.
  • Agitating.
  • Slurry spreading (Raingun 2250).
  • Lime spreading.
  • Fertilizer spreading with tractor/ quad.
  • Tractor and dump trailer.
  • 5 Ton mini digger for farm or home improvements/ site establishment.

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Millstreet Country Park will not Reopen for the 2017 Season

Millstreet Country Park will not reopen for the 2017 season. The decision was taken due to insufficient tourism numbers over the past several years.

A review of all aspects of the 500-acre development, including an open discussion with interested parties, will take place in 2017 with the intention of creating a sustainable future for Millstreet Country Park.

Irish Examiner National Dairy Show 2016 Supreme Champion

2016-10-21-national-dairy-show-2016-championThe Irish Examiner National Dairy Show 2016 Supreme Champion was awarded to Laurelelm Shottel Daffodil owned by Rickey Barrett, Ballinhassig, Cork. Stephen Cadogan, ‘Irish Examiner’ Farming editor, made the presentation at the Green Glens Arena in Millstreet, Co Cork. Also included are, from left: Charlie Gallagher, chief executive of Irish Holstein Friesian Breeders; John Barrett; judge Meurig James; and Carlisle Smith, president of the Cork Holstein Friesian Breeders.

The full results of the National Dairy Show are on the IHFA website.
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National Dairy Show 2016

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As always there will be lots to see and do at this year’s National Dairy Show with something for everyone including:

         Over 100 Trade Stands

         Cattle Competitions

         Innovation Award

       National Recognition Award

          Irish Bull Mother and Progeny Display

       Food Village

         Cattle Handlers Competitions

          Special offers

          and lots, lots more

Don’t miss this great Family Day out!

Admission is €15 for Adults, €25 for Families and €10 for OAPs

http://www.nationaldairyshow.com/

 

 

Transition Year Students studying Barn Owls and Kestrels

2016-03 Millstreet Tidy Towns - Transition Year Project 2016 with Tony Keneally, Wildlife BiologistMillstreet Tidy Town Association are delighted to announce that this year again Tony Keneally, Wildlife Biologist will be running a project with the Transition Year Students of Millstreet Community School. The Transition Year Students have made Nest Boxes for Barn Owls and Kestrels and the Transition Year Students will endeavour to study these magnificent birds. [read more on the project]

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